Have yourself a ‘data-driven’ Christmas: All Children Left Behind (ACLB) and ‘Waiting for super-elves’

As we approach the holidays it is worthwhile to note that No Child Left behind is being applied to Santa’s elves.  Yes, Santa’s elves.  Blaming incompetent elves for world poverty and and not being able to compete with Chinese elves, is part of the movie — ‘Waiting For Super-elves” and of course part of the rhetoric […]

The Teaching Profession as a Service Industry

Walt Gardner, writing in his EdWeek blog, concluded recently: “The latest reminder that freedom of speech for teachers in K-12 is an illusion came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati on Oct. 21. In Evans-Marshall v. Board of Education of the Tipp City Exempted Village School District, the court […]

Take Big Business Out of Education

I’m not waiting for Superman. Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim’s new educational film is presently receiving a media blitz. Is big business behind its success?